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Second Annual

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Deb Craven

Deborah found a rekindled love of working with clay and is a current member of the Kawartha Potters Guild in Peterborough, completely immersed in experimenting and playing with new ideas and expression.

Deborah’s studio, Wheel Works Pottery, is in the hamlet of Cambray, Ontario. The studio/gallery is usually open; however, it is wise to call ahead just in case she is covered in mud.


Artist Contact

(705) 344-3030

Barbara Craven

Barbara Craven Bio:  After retiring to Bobcaygeon in the early ‘90s, from a business that required total photographic concentration on specific subjects 24/7, Barb thought the freedom of being able to photograph anything and everything Mother Nature had to offer was a dream come true. Everywhere she turned, nature’s beauty abounded and she recorded it. No matter the time of day or year, weather hot, cold, rainy, snowy; all she had to do was look, have patience, and it was there, and it was rewarding. She now, also, had time to explore the intricacies of what post processing and compositing had to offer.

Her collection is a mixture of both worlds, and is presently hanging in Wheel Works Pottery in Cambray and on cards in Cageon Cottage, Bobcaygeon. It can also be seen on FaceBook

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1. REFLECTION OF A REFLECTION 24x24" canvas  $190

2. A BRIDGE TOO FAR  9x12 framed photo on 

   metallic paper  $90

3 WHO ME? (portrait of a wild turkey)  9x12 framed photo on metallic     paper  $90

Darlene Mann

Arts, crafts, sewing were always at the forefront of my life even as a child. It was only natural that my career would involve using the skills I learned so early on, so I gave my best as a dental technician in a lab in Toronto for 38 years. I was still able to paint a little over the years, but once I retired, I have dedicated my time to creating much more. I mostly paint with acrylic and love nature and wildlife, so this is my main focus. I also work in multimedia and can't resist sculpting creatures from clay. I have a large selection of handmade cards from prints of my artwork available.

I have displays at various times in galleries in Kawartha Lakes and Durham Region as well as in the Kinmount Artisans Marketplace. I have been a part of the Victoria County Studio Tour for four years. Visit my webpage at or on Facebook. Email

My studio welcomes visitors either by chance or by calling 416-677-6681. Located at 147 Concession RD.9, Burnt River (put in Kawartha Lakes for GPS ) This is 1km off county road 121, across from Crystal Lake Road.

Dave Wood

I have been carving for over 50 years and I am still learning. I produce carvings and sculptures using mostly wood and tree bark but I also use antler, walnut shell, pine rust galls, and Tagua nuts. My work includes wizards, wands, tree spirits, whimsical bark houses and stylized carvings. I like working with found materials such as pallet wood, discarded furniture, downed tree branches, bark, culled shrubs, tree roots, and firewood. I think of it as giving the material a second life.

David Wise

Wise Roots Wood Turning.

We are David and Maria Wise.  We are a husband and wife team of wood turners.  We belong to the Kawartha Lakes Wood Turner’s Guild.  We have been creating and perfecting our artistic one-of-a-kind pieces since we moved to Lindsay after retirement in 2018. 

The wood speaks to what the finish piece becomes.  We work with many types of woods and create many different types of pieces.  We make pens, charcuterie boards, aromatherapy necklaces, live edge bowls, salad bowls, boxes, goblets and more.  Some of the  types of wood we work with are: Pine, Cherry, Cedar, Walnut, Burls of all kinds and others. We have also worked with some exotic woods. 

Whether you are looking for a specific piece, something for a gift or just a beautiful piece to display in your home, we have a selection of pieces to choose from.  If there is something you don’t see but would like to have us make, we also create custom orders.


We also like making Snow men, Christmas Trees, angels, Santa Claus, and bells for Christmas which can be ordered.

Take a look at our Facebook and see what we have been able to create over time. and Instagram: @wiserootswoodturning

tallic     paper  $90

Deb Yarnell

Bio for Deb Yarnell

I fell in love with wheat weaving after visiting a store in the silo in St. Jacobs.  I took a workshop with that store owner and have been weaving ever since.  That was over 20 years ago. About 10 years ago I joined the National Association of Wheat Weavers based out of the U.S. and attended their annual conference in 2019.  Amazing knowledge there. There have been Zoom classes and experimenting with my own designs that have resulted in an interesting mix of historic and modern pieces of art.

Donna Barry

My name is Donna Barry and I have enjoyed living in the Kawartha Lakes for many years. During this time, I had the privilege of working for the Kawartha Haliburton Children's Foundation. Now retired, I have found my passion in creating and painting customized portraits of homes and cottages, working with the owners to capture the essence of what makes our connection with our home so memorable. Creative and self-taught, I thrive on painting with acrylics. Recently I have enjoyed capturing the essence of local historical buildings such as the Old Mill in Lindsay. I am a proud Kawartha Lakes Art Council Member.

Heather Atherton

Heather spent her teenage years in Bobcaygeon, but worked and raised her family in the GTA. After a long career in municipal recreation, she and her husband have retired to Bobcaygeon.

In retirement, Heather has had time to take up her interest in art. She dabbled in acrylic painting for a few years but discovered soft pastels in 2021, this is where her passion lies.

Basically self-taught, rather YouTube-taught, Heather paints what appeals to her in the moment. Her works lean towards realism or impressionistic. They could still life, landscape, or florals, but all have bright bold colours.

Kawartha Writers Guild

Cathy Walker: Cathy Walker is a published author with multiple books to her credit and more to come. Having lived in the Kawartha Lakes region for many years, she loves living on a farm and spending time with her various animals…many of them rescues. 

Cathy’s books cover a wide range of subjects but mainly deal with myths, legends, romance, and the paranormal. Her Salem Witches series is her best seller currently, though her Arthurian-themed stand-alone follows closely behind. If you like Greek mythology, her fantasy book focuses on Pandora and her quest. 


Lori Jean Roswell: Lori Jean Rowsell is a multi-genre author and a member of the CSFFA. Her short stories have appeared in two Kawartha Lakes Stories anthologies. Her debut Young Adult novel, No Other Love, was published in early 2022. Professionally, she is a nurse who specializes in geriatric care and infection control. 


Emma Couette: Emma Couette is a Canadian wordsmith whose second passion is woodworking. She has written a few award-winning short stories and dabbles in poetry when the inspiration strikes her. Her dreams include travelling the world, being a mom, and owning a small library. Silent Night is her debut novel, the first of many adventures.

Kay Gregg

artist statement

I started painting with oils and representational work, then journeyed toward abstract expression. I revel in an unrestrained palette of colour and texture with a myriad of mediums, tools.

My collage work, aka the “encyclopedia of Kay’s mind”, comes from an extensive collection of ephemera with emotion, particularly nostalgic in nature.

A self-described maximalist, I delight in curating and composing - and big, bold colour always foremost in the process.

Kay Gregg-visual artist

MacKenzie Baker

Mack’s Mugs is an eclectic maker of practical pottery pieces. The pieces are inspired by mid-century design, earthy tones, and botanical motifs drawn from time spent in the garden. Mackenzie Barker works out of her home studio and is a member of the Kawartha Lakes Potters’ Guild.

Mary Hackett



“I didn’t choose photography, photography chose me” - Gerardo Suter


Mary Hackett has been photographing nature and wildlife for over 20 years. She received her first camera at the age of 8 from a great aunt and from that point on she was hooked. Through high school and college, Mary sharpened her skills. Her passion is capturing wildlife and landscapes but she also enjoys shooting portraits and weddings as well. When not out photographing in the woods, Mary works as a Graphic Designer and uses her photography skills to create magazine layouts and ads. Check out her website

MJ Percival

MJ Percival – Artist Bio MJ Percival is a talented 17 year old artist that has her own home-based studio in Fenelon Falls. She has had a lifelong love of art, and her specialty is acrylic abstract on canvas. This medium allows for her to add textures and layers to her works, resulting in fabulously unique pieces. Painting is her passion, while she also enjoys processing her own clay to make personalized pieces, and takes to photography to capture inspiring nature shots. Having participated in the 2022 OSSTF/FEESO Student Achievements – Creative Visual Contest, her submission under the given theme of “This Moment In Time”, she was proud to have been the District Winner! You may also have seen her and her work last summer at the Kawartha Arts Festival as one of their youth participants. Follow her on Instagram @m.j._roselie

Nancy Chalut

A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Nancy R. Chalut after completing a Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Guelph. Trade certified in industrial woodworking, and became professor at Mohawk College. Studied interior design at Sheridan College. Studied academic realism drawing under Pauline Bradshaw. Received the Richard Haymen Scholarship, Art School of Peterborough Realist painting apprenticeship with Anne-Marie Kornachuk, where Nancy acquired a solid grounding in the colours of oils and painting methodologies. Various workshops where attended with John Angel, Doug Purdon and Dwayne Hardy. Nancy was invited as a member of the Ontario Society of Artists in 2015.

Elise Karklins

Elise Karklins of On Point Pottery runs her country studio in Argyle, On. She started her pottery journey about 8 years ago when her father bought her a second-hand kiln from a local auction for $5.  Elise took a beginner’s pottery workshop in Ottawa and immediately fell in love with ceramics and has been running her studio ever since. Elise’s style is earthy modern and mainly wheel thrown using stoneware clay.  Elise shares her love of ceramics by selling at maker’s markets and hosting hand building workshops throughout Kawartha Lakes and surrounding areas.

Sara Purves

Sara Purves


I started taking pottery classes eight years ago after retiring from my job as a teacher and administrator. Pottery has been a creative outlet as well as providing many opportunities for continuous learning. I enjoy hand-building and 

throwing; both methods of working with clay are harder than they look but the possibilities are endless. It is so inspiring to take something that is beautiful out of the kiln knowing that you created it!

Sharon Robbins

Sharon Robbins has been creating with clay for almost 15 years in the Kawartha Lakes.  She finds this slow, mindful craft to be almost meditative and makes small batches of her favourite forms from her home studio.  Her focus is on simple, clean, and functional forms, and this passion carries over to the glazing and decorating of her vessels.   We live in a time where we do everything too fast, and while Sharon knows that her handmade creations won't change your life, she hopes they can help you to slow down when using them.  Enjoy that cuppa, or that bowl of soup in something that has been made by hand with love. 


Tim graduated from Sheridan School of Design and later earned an MFA from York University.  He fuses glass onto silver and copper to create whimsical jewellery inspired by the primitive shapes found in nature.  He works from his home studio in Peterborough, Ontario.

Lesley Hamilton

Lesley Hamilton Bio – Acrylic Fluid Art

I have been doing acrylic painting for the past 25 years and in 2018 I discovered the exciting world of Acrylic Fluid Art and haven’t looked back. I am a self-taught artist of Acrylic Fluid Art. I have spent many hours on YouTube to find inspiration from other artists using this medium. In the past I have taught individuals this art form through Zoom as a social inclusion project and also taught this art with organizations as a fundraising opportunity. I am now retired and have lots of time to experiment with various tools to create unique pieces of art that will be appealing to the right person.

Meet the Artists

Sharon Johnson

Sharon Johnson


"Sharon Johnson is a Kawartha Lakes photographer who captures life wherever she goes. Also a birth doula, naturally she specializes in maternity, birth, and family life photography. She loves capturing light through petals and leaves during wild adventures and she enjoys supporting small businesses and local artisans with her brand photography."

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